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Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi Adam, you are right to be concerned. Please read the two questions prior to yours which will give you more insight in addition to the answer below.
At the end of the day, you and all members of your family should be in charge and say what is and isnt allowed and have firm House Rules in place such as - Ignore demanding behaviour - attention is awarded on your terms or not at all - Put the dogs on work to earn regime - teach dogs to sit and wait etc. A qualified behaviourist will help you to sort all of these out esily. It is a bit of hard work initially and consistency is the key, but it will become a way of life and lead to a happy pack.
The one thing that will not work is violence or bossiness - all that breeds is more violence and more bossiness/demanding behaviour. You need to learn how and why a dog acts in the way it does and bring in the appropriate changes. I would suggest getting in somebody to help you. You are obvisiously a concerned owner wonderful!) and in my eyes, prevention is always better than cure so do get somebody in to help you sort this out. Thanks Scotty
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